Flotation device; exceptions.
(a) All persons under eight years of age on board any vessel or boat of any kind on the waters of this state shall at all times wear a United States Coast Guard approved wearable personal flotation device of proper size for the person, except that no personal flotation device shall be required for any person who is inside of an enclosed cabin or enclosed sleeping space regardless of whether the vessel is in operation.
(b) Any personal flotation devices required in this section shall be strapped, snapped, or zippered securely and maintained in good condition at all times they are required to be worn.
(c) Any person who fails to require or permits any person under their legal custody or control to fail to comply with, the requirements of this section, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor, and upon conviction is punishable as provided in Sections 13A-5-7 and 13A-5-12. Any person so convicted shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars ($100).
(Acts 1994, No. 94-652, p. 1243, §22.)